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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Returns to Boston

Seeing the Alvin Ailey company for the first time a decade and a half ago changed my perspective on modern dance and the arts. In the years since, I’ve tried to make it a point to see their productions whenever they come to town. I’m especially excited for this year’s run, as I had dancer, choreographer, and company veteran Matthew Rushing in studio to talk about the Alvin Ailey experience, life in dance, and ODETTA–his tribute to the legendary folk singer and civil rights activist Odetta Holmes. Click here for tickets and information, and click through to hear my chat with Matthew. More

Change Destiny Beyond the Limits of My DNA – Misa Kuranaga #changedestiny
Boston Ballet Principal Dancer Overcomes the Odds in New Campaign

Japanese-born ballerina Misa Kuranaga has been a principal ballerina in the Boston Ballet since 2009 in spite of a physical build that would normally be considered unsuited to the art. In a recent interview with The Huffington Post, the ballerina opened up about her struggle making her presence known in the world of ballet and how she overcame what others perceived as limitations. More